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Wisdom and Ignorance

327 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (39 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.

[aphorist] Henry Peter Brougham, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (865 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.

[aphorist] Rita Mae Brown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (260 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.

[aphorist] Sam Brown, (Washington Post, 1977), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (189 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.

[aphorist] Sherrill Brown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (122 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

[aphorist] Buddha, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (281 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Less than fifteen percent of the people do any original thinking on any subject... The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.

[aphorist] Luther Burbank, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (514 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.

[aphorist] Robert Burton, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.

[aphorist] Robert Burton, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

[aphorist] Samuel Butler, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (306 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

[aphorist] Frank Capra, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

[aphorist] Sandra Carey, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man lives by believing in something, not by debating and arguing about many things.

[aphorist] Thomas Carlyle, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (94 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.

[aphorist] Dale Carnegie, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (163 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

"Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."

[aphorist] Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (hardcover)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

"Contrariwise," continued Tweedledee, "If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."

[aphorist] Lewis Carroll, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (184 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.

[aphorist] Martin H. Fischer, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (397 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

[aphorist] F. Scott Fitzgerald, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (205 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.

[aphorist] R. I. Fitzhenry, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (18 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

[aphorist] Paul Fix, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

[aphorist] Malcolm S. Forbes, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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